SPT042 – Gabe & Friends
1. Gabe & Beckers – Hell´s U
2. Gabe & D-Nox – Little Patience
For the label’s 42nd release, Sprout mashes up three of its stalwart
residents, mixing the talents of Gabe, Frank Beckers and label head D-Nox
for a funked-up pair of steamy tech-house beasts. Leading the charge is
Sprout’s signature artist Gabe, who has no doubt earned his place
as one of the most talked about and in-demand producers in the underground
electronic scene over the last two years. His flair for crafting thickly
enveloping tech leviathans receives the helping hand in the form of individual
collaborative efforts with Sprout super-duo D-Nox & Beckers, each lending
their own unique style into the mix. This pair has reached unparalleled
success in the studio and on the road in the six years since joining forces,
with their constantly evolving sound always sure to hit the right tone
to shift any dancefloor into immediate overdrive.
Gabe & Beckers show a new side to their repertoire with “Hell´s
U”, crafting a soulful number, packed with lively rhythms and a funky
approach set to move even the stiffest of legs at any hour of the night.
A concoction of cut-up vocal samples, light pads and a wash of effects
set a playfully hypnotic tone, keeping the groove flowing smoothly and
imparting the vital spark expected from this merging of musical minds.
D-Nox joins in the party with “Little Patience”, putting his
head together with Gabe to push out a deep tech number submerged beneath
a dense layer of fluid bass and idiosyncratic reverberated tones. Intensely
infused with the swagger prototypical of Berlin’s most illicit weekend
indulgences, the song stealthily lures out the hidden fiend within, providing
a perfect soundtrack for those who are eternally unprepared to stop.